U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Security Assistance Program Specialist in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is with the Office Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard (OPM-SANG). Duty location is Fort Belvoir, VA. Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, on the Potomac River, approximately 18 miles south of Washington, DC and 15 miles north of Quantico Marine Base. Fairfax County is a large, affluent county in Northern Virginia. Although some public transportation options are available and more are currently being developed, the primary means of access is private vehicles. The area is rich in history and has a wide range of educational, cultural and recreational assets providing everyone with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. For more information about the organization, please visit: http://www.army.mil/opm-sang.

Ft Belvoir VA Locality payment is $94,796.00-$123,234.00 at 27.10%

Who May Apply:Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more


  • Serve as a point of contact for FMS case management of FMS services and equipment for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) Modernization Program.
  • Responsible for developing, coordinating and managing Security Assistance programs within established policies, procedures, country funding ceilings and in compliance with US Legislation.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with OPM-SANG personnel and key personnel within the Security Assistance community to include key personnel from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports & Cooperation, U.S. Army Major Commands, Major Subordinate Commands and command level staff and field activity managers involved in U.S. Army Security Assistance Programs.
  • Prepares and maintains country specific security assistance management files which may include current case data and program information, appropriate political-military information and country specific Congressional/State Department reporting data. Studies operational issues, approaches, new program emphasis and new or improved guidance.
  • Prepares briefing books, trip books, read-aheads, issue papers, action and information memoranda and other documents for senior U.S. and foreign government personnel and commercial representatives.
Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • As mission requires
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-12) or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: Serving as point of contact for life cycle management of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) items of equipment, Security Assistance support, and investigating and analyzing a variety of security assistance problems, questions and conditions associated with FMS case management/closure operations.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Security Assistance policies, regulations and procedures required to effective manage FMS programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain liaison with foreign government personnel and senior industry representatives.
  • Knowledge of import/export procedures relative to FMS case management.
  • Knowledge and execution of security assistance automation systems.
  • Knowledge of processing FMS Case related documents key to the effective management of FMS Case program.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (GS-12) or equivalent.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • PCS costs may be authorized.
  • CP-13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472444000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA Eligibles)

Control Number: 472444000

Job Announcement Number: JUEU171198661971803